April 28, 2016

He’s Here!

Nate Jacob Hodne

Nate Jacob Hodne

Crazy daddy and Nate ready to go home from the hospital! Scariest ride home, ever.

Nate Jacob Hodne

Second night at home! Trying to perfect my swaddle. Not so easy!

Nate Jacob HodneMeet lil’ Nate Jacob Hodne!

After 41 weeks and 1 day, he’s here! Last Friday evening, I went into labor and he was finally born on Sunday morning, April 24th, at 12:07 AM, 7.4 lbs and 21 inches. I’m going to share the full story soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to update you guys!

Cannot thank you all enough for following along on this journey.

Now, pass the sushi.



  • Suzanne

    Congratulations, he’s adorable!

  • Ivete

    He is precious! Congratulations to you and Keith! Can’t wait to read the whole story!


  • Jada Nicola

    Congratulations! He is so precious πŸ™‚


  • Azu

    Oh my God…CONGRATS! He’s beautiful and perfect <3 All three of you look amazing.

    I kept coming back to your blog and checking for an update πŸ™‚

    xo Azu


  • Jeannie

    Congratulations on the newest addition to the family!


  • Marina

    He is the sweetest thing! and you look so happy!
    Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    can wait for the full story of your experience!


  • Yol

    Congratulations! He’s adorable.

  • brett

    He is so, so precious! He looks like a perfect baby! Congratulations- so happy for you and your husband!


  • Rose

    YAY! Congratulations.

  • Anne

    Massive congratulations. He is so cute. All the best to the three of you
    xx A http://awayandtogether.com

  • Elizabeth

    He is absolutely precious! Congrats!

  • ChrIstina

    He’s so adorable. Big congratulations!!!

  • sasa

    wow, congrats! So awesome and so happy for you guys! He is adorable:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • www.trapkeybygaia.com

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He’s gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚

  • Damaris

    Oh my goodness, he is absolutely beautiful!! And that whale outfit is to die for! I’m happy to hear everyone is doing well! Congratulations!

  • Tasha Juli

    Congrats! So glad to see a happy and healthy baby. Go enjoy your sushi!
    Tasha Juli

  • Emily

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  • nicole Sioui

    Congratulations?? These pictures are soooo precious!

  • Fragrancenerd

    nice shots…:), Congratulations, he’s adorable!

  • Lilly

    Congrats!! What a cutie! And your sushi comment made me literally LOL! πŸ™‚

  • coffeeslag

    OMG congratulations! He’s so freaking cute,


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  • armal

    CongratsΒ² for your baby.He’s gorgeous.

  • pia

    congratulations, he is adorable!!!!
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  • Memories of the Pacific

    Congrats!! He’s a beautiful baby πŸ™‚


  • Pinja

    Congratulations to all three of you! xx

  • Sarah

    Congratulations! He’s absolutely adorable!

  • Rhonda

    He’s AMAZING!! Congratulations and wish the 3 of you all the best!!

  • Felicia Veltz

    He is so precious!! Congratulations to you and Keith! πŸ™‚

  • jamie

    omg he is just perfect!!! xxo

  • Karen

    Congrats…he is so cute! Love the name. xo Karen


  • Debbie Vogler

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  • JoAz

    Your beautiful boy Nate is beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Shirley Doremi

    Helena, so happy for you and congratz you can finally meet him! the best of the life!

  • Judi Hume

    You did good! He’s SO BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! And not that it matters, but I LOVE his name! πŸ™‚

  • Candace

    Congrats so adorable!

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  • marissa

    congratulations!! he’s adorable!

  • Georgina

    Congratulations to you both, he’s gorgeous. Love from England X

  • Chanda

    how beautiful is this baby boy?! so precious! Congratulations new mama and you look absolutely stunning! Hubby looks like hes going to be an awesome dad! πŸ™‚

    xx, Chanda

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  • Brigitte Hayley

    Congratulations, he is just gorgeous! x


  • Emily Maric

    Congrats, he is so cute xo, Emily


  • McKenzie

    Oh my gosh!! He’s a stunner! So beautiful, congratulations! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

  • HEidi

    I’m so very happy for you! Nate is beautiful and healthy! I remember that car ride home from the hospital all too well, I can’t say there aren’t a lot of those moments in motherhood but it’s all worth it.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Danielle MorGan

    I have been following your blog for years! I have a 16 month old and got so excited when I found out you were pregnant! Your boy is beautiful! So happy for you and your husband and I love your new home! It’s perfect! God bless!

  • vera

    So cute! Congrats!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Laura Mitbrodt

    Awe how exciting! Congrats

  • Ildiko

    Congratulations! wishing you happiness and good health! beautiful baby!

  • Arshia

    OMG! He is just perfect! Big, BIG congrats to you and your husband! xo http://www.lovebeingchic.com

  • Lera

    Congrats! Can’t wait for all the details!

  • Chealsea fuqua

    Congratulations!!!! He’s beautiful!

  • Fashion and frappes

    Congratulations! I love your last line – hahaha!

  • Alexandra Webster

    Such a Cutie!! congrats!

  • Nikky

    Congratulations!!! He is perfection ?

  • Chloe

    Congrats! He’s so adorable!! Wish everything’s going very well!

    xx, Chloe // http://stylebychloe.com

  • Adriana

    Congratulations dear!!!! I’m very happy about you. Welcome Nate, you’re so beatiful!

    Kisses from Spain

    Anouckinha’s Closet

    • Adriana


  • Elizabeth Keenee

    How sweet! Congrats on the new baby!

    Xo – Elizabeth

  • Beth Norton

    Oh my goodness, he’s absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations Helena, to both of you πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to read more about your experience.

    Beth x


  • Ms guni uk

    Congratulations that is the most beautiful little boy ever.
    Kisses from England

  • allison g harrison

    Congrats..I’m also a Libra Mom with a Taurus child. It the best!!! Enjoy this Great New Blessing. You will now learn your purpose.

  • Hope

    Great stories.and pics
    Can’t wait to see Nate …..love your blog

  • Sanja

    He is such a beauty!! πŸ™‚ Enjoy..that is a lifetime journey!

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